I thought I should use a couple of blogs to talk about one of the first words used in the beginning of man’s existence, IMAGE.
According to Cambridge English Dictionary, an image is a mental picture or idea, usually created in the mind or a reflection by a mirror, or a lens. With its root meaning from the Latin word, imitari, which means to imitate or copy, images are judged by how much they represent the true person or object. Pondering on this definition, one can conclude that the meaningfulness and value of an image depends on the true person or object. In other words, whatever image created without it being a copy of an original person or object is just conceptual or abstract.
This, I believe was God’s perspective in Genesis 1:26-28, when He moved to create man in His likeness and gave them dominion. This therefore, means that our lives have no meaning outside God and that our essence depends on how much of God we reflect.
God is the master artist. He has crafted you the best way He sees Himself in you. He is a perfect master at what He does, so be sure you have no flaws (Deuteronomy 32:4). Find your true self by focusing on Him; and you can start by spending time with His words, the User Manual for your life.
I pray that as we all begin or continue to discover who we are in God, He will guide and strengthen us until we become exactly like Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 4:13). Do not forget to share this good news and watch out for the remaining parts on this subject